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Monkeypox vaccine criteria for gay men expands in Long Beach, LA

Gay and bisexual men and transgender individuals taking PrEP are eligible for the monkeypox vaccine today in Long Beach and Los Angeles County, health officials said. Monkeypox vaccine eligibility also was expanded to include gay and bisexual men and transgender persons in two additional categories: Attended saunas, bathhouses, sex clubs, circuit parties, or sex parties Read More

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Federal judge blocks guidance on anti-LGBTQ discrimination

In a ruling issued late Friday, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee temporarily blocked the Biden administration from enforcing guidance on two federal statutes aimed at preventing discrimination against LGBTQ people. In his ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Charles Atchley blocked implementing the guidance which had been challenged by Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Read More

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COVID isn’t the only epidemic — STIs are at a record high

The latest CDC numbers show that Washington, D.C. ranks 30th of all U.S. metropolitan areas in HIV transmissions and the same study showed 2.4 million sexually transmitted infections (STIs) across the U.S., with some STIs like syphilis increasing by 254 percent! And while COVID-19 has garnered the lion’s share of media attention, the new CDC report Read More

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‘Looking for Lesbians’ art exhibit explores lesbian pulp fiction

The art exhibit “Looking for Lesbians” is influenced by the lesbian pulp fiction collection, and other materials, at ONE Archives that are related to lesbian literature in Los Angeles. The exhibit was created by Sarah-Joy Ford, a textile artist from Manchester, England, who also is the artist-in-residence at the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries. Read More

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Monkeypox vaccine eligibility expands in LA but doses still scarce

Los Angeles County expanded access to the monkeypox vaccine today to some gay and bisexual men and transgender women, but the limited supply of doses means they will only be provided to high-risk residents who are contacted by the Department of Public Health. Photo: Mika Baumeister/Unsplash Los Angeles County expanded access to the monkeypox vaccine Read More

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Video to prevent LGBTQ+ bullying taken down in Florida schools

In another circumstance of Florida’s newly minted ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law’s negative impact, a 12-min training video aimed at teaching middle and high school students how to prevent bullying and support their LGBTQ+ peers in Duval County Public Schools has been removed from student access. Jacksonville Today journalist Claire Heddles reported Sunday that besides the video, the Read More

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BREAKING: Court again enjoins DPS from investigating families of trans youth

A Travis County District Court entered a second injunction today (Friday, July 8) against the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and Commissioner Masters, barring them from implementing the agency’s rule expanding the definition of child abuse to presumptively treat the provision of gender affirming care as child abuse against two more families: Mirabel Read More

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The first step in their plan

Vote them out before they burn us down Even when you know something terrible is coming, you’re never quite prepared for the moment it happens. And here we are: The United States Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade. Pregnant people no longer have the right to an abortion. It’s up to individual states now. Read More

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State Department urges Cuba to release transgender woman from prison

The State Department on Thursday said it is “very concerned” about the well-being of a transgender woman in Cuba who is serving a 14-year prison sentence after she participated in an anti-government protest last July. Tremenda Nota, the Washington Blade’s media partner in Cuba, notes Brenda Díaz was arrested in Güira de Melena in Artemisa Read More